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River Mzymta, Sochi

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Mzymta is a river in Western Caucasus, Russia, flowing through Mostovsky District and the city of Sochi (Adlersky City District) of Krasnodar Krai, Russia. Mzymta is the largest river in Russia emptying into the Black Sea. It is long with a watershed of. All the venues of the 2014 Winter Olympics were in the Mzymta Valley.GeographyThe source of the Mzymta is in Lake Verkhny Kardyvach in Western Caucasus, at the height of. The upper course of the river is located within the Caucasus Zapovednik. The Mzymta flows in a narrow valley through Lake Kardyvach and forms several waterfalls, the biggest of which is Izumrudny (Emerald),. Downstream of Lake Kardyvach, the river flows west and enters Sochi National Park. The banks are covered with beech forests and chestnuts, and also ancient Ubykh gardens with wild pear, walnut and chestnut. In Esto-Sadok and Krasnaya Polyana the Mzymta flows through the first urban area, where some of the events of the 2014 Winter Olympics took place. Downstream it turns south. The Mzymta comes through Akhshtyr and Dzykhra gorges, popular tourist attractions. Mzymta enters the Black Sea in Adler, where the rest of the Winter Olympics took place. At the mouth, there is a big talus train, dividing into branches across the floodplains. Mzymta carries out to sea large amounts of silt. Mineral springs are also found in the catchment basin. The river is fed by spring tides and rain freshets.
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  • It was nice to watch this river that is not deep but a very running river and very cold and long from the mountain along the way till the sea  more »
  • The building time and new buildings did a lot to the river, but it will recover from the stress. Hopefully they remove every material which shouldn't be in the river.  more »
  • Mzymta River is one of the natural character of the big Sochi. It is fast, capricious and very beautiful. The Winter Olympics-2014 Mzymta River has got several embankments, which made the river even more graceful and popular with tourists. Its the beginning of the Mzymta River picks up high in the mountains and soon "meets" with guests. This happens in Krasnaya Polyana area, more precisely-the resort Rosa Khutor. Then, making a darting slalom through gorges and valleys, the river moves towards the Black Sea. In Adler district of the Mzymta River again ready to show their charms everyone. Especially those who love to walk along the quays, located on both banks of the river. Right-bank part is especially beautiful. She actually adjoins the Centre of Adler and the promenade. Here is a cozy, Green Park with lovely allejkami, numerous benches and several monuments. One of them is dedicated to our soldiers. Located next to the pedestrian bridge, which you can move to the left bank, in the Imeretinskuju plain, and then go past the new port to the Olympic Park. With a pedestrian bridge, by the way, open vistas. You can admire the mountains, then turn around and already observe the Mzymta Torit way in the Black Sea.))) I have no doubt that walks along the quays Mzymty (whether Adler or Rosa Khutor) will bring you a great aesthetic pleasure!)))
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